The MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter allows you to use the MagSafe connector on your LED Cinema Display, Thunderbolt Display, or MagSafe Power Adapter to charge your MagSafe 2-equipped Mac computer.
What's in the Box?
- Apple MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter
- 24-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display
- Apple Thunderbolt Display
- Apple 45W MagSafe Power Adapter
- Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air with MagSafe 2 power port
Ratings & Reviews
Good, but What about MS2 to MS1?
This does what its supposed to I also need MS2 to MS1. I routinely carry around 2 macbooks we need the other way around also...
- Written by FAHAD S from Fremont
428 of 540 people found this useful
Works but easily detached
The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's m The converter works as advertised. It lets me use an existing power supply with my new MacBook Pro Retina.
The converter's magnet attaches to the power supply's old MagSafe connector very effectively. The magnetic connection between the converter and the MacBook isn't as strong. The problem is that the old MagSafe adapter and the converter is now long enough that leverage makes it very easy to disconnect from the MacBook. This is very annoying, especially if you hold the MacBook in your lap while using it. …
- Written by Todd M from Garner
204 of 234 people found this useful
Great way to extend the life of existing adapters
Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but th Does what it claims to. Small and unobtrusive, works great with the Thunderbolt display. I'd rather be able to swap cords, but this is better than replacing the monitor!
As for the other reviewer complaining about having to replace his existing adaptors - that doesn't make sense. His existing adaptors work with his older machines, and with this they now work with his new machine. The only potential problem is if he is planning on a new location with only the new power adaptor... Inconvenient, sure - but hardly forced to buy a bunch of new stuff to replace his existing. …
- Written by Eric E from Manassas
181 of 225 people found this useful
Pretty much never works.
I have used multiple power adapters from my Macbook Pro to charge my Macbook Air with this adapter. It only works after having to I have used multiple power adapters from my Macbook Pro to charge my Macbook Air with this adapter. It only works after having to fiddle with it over and over again. Then it has to sit perfectly still as any movement disturbs it. If you have it on a desk this shouldn't be a problem, but I typically use mine on the couch then it never works. …
- Written by Kenneth G from Croton on Hudson
Does not charge all the time.
It is necessary to wiggle and adjust the fitting of the magsafe. Very disappointing in apple, a c Does not charge all the time.
It is necessary to wiggle and adjust the fitting of the magsafe. Very disappointing in apple, a company that usually produces the best hardware.
I bought a 1000$ thunderbolt display with a 1800$ macbook air together, and the dam thing does not charge properly. My TB display charges my other 2 MBA (mag safe 1) and a macbook pro (magsafe 1) without any issues.
Went to Apple, they replaced my magsafe charging unit inside the MBA, did not fix the issue.
Apple needs to fix this, it's a major issue. …
- Written by William D from Candiac
It does what it is supposed to do. But it doesn't keep being attached that easily as you might would have expect. If you lift your It does what it is supposed to do. But it doesn't keep being attached that easily as you might would have expect. If you lift your mac, turns it a little on the table, or anything else.. it just pops right off. It's not the magnet that there is anything wrong with.. it just isn't designed to be that handy. But it works though.. …
- Written by Jonas G from Fredericia
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Is this incompatible with MagSafe Airline Adapter?
- Asked by Eunsoo R from Hoffman Estates
- 06 12, 12
Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on America Tested with combination of Airline Power Adapter and MacBook Air (2012) and working fine (on American Airlines seat power). …
- Answered by Hugh M from Fairview
- 09 2, 12
Can I use the converter with a Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
- Asked by Antony D
- 06 19, 12
Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air w Yes this works. I've been using this adapter with my old 60W MagSafe and the new 2012 Macbook Air without problem. …
- Answered by Tim O from Keller
- 07 25, 12
MagSafe to MagSafe2 & rMBP - Does it charge the rMBP while in use?
- Asked by Michael M from Highlands Ranch
- 10 19, 12
I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 I am not a Genious Bar Apple employee but I do own a 13" MacBook Air, the 13" MacBook (Mid 2005), 15 inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2008), 13" Macbook Pro (Mid 2011) and two White mid 2006 MacBooks-- Just to name a few
The air requires 45 watts, MacBooks require 60, and the 15"/17" Pro's require 85 watts.
45w Megsafe Air charger will only charge the Air although a higher watt charger will charge it as well
60 Watt Mega safe. Charger that comes with the all 13" MacBook's and Pros are as well as the air
Whilst the The 85 watt Megasafe charger is intended For Macs 15" & 17"; it is my charger of choice b/c it charges all Intell based Macs including the air …
- Answered by Joseph A from Livonia
- 10 24, 12
Can I use this mag safe converter with a 27-inch LED cinema display 2 and my new retina display 15" macbook?
- Asked by Helen T from Sydney
- 04 9, 13
The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacB The 27" Thunderbolt Display ships with the MagSafe adapter and I have it hooked up to my Retina MacBook Pro without any issues so It should be fine with the 27" Cinema LED Display. …
- Answered by George K from South Hurstville
- 05 16, 13
Can an original 60W MagSafe power adapter be used with the 13 inch MacBook Pro with Retina display?
- Asked by Susan M H from Buffalo City
- 11 10, 12
Apple 60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter
Yes, but you need to buy the Magsafe to MagSafe 2 adapter.
- Answered by Josh B from San Francisco
- 11 29, 12
Is it better to get the adapter or just buy a new Magsafe 2 power supply?
- Asked by Henry H from Palo Alto
- 08 18, 12
My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old ch My advice would be to buy one of these due to the extreme difference in cost. Use one of your old chargers plugged in to your desk at home (or wherever you normally charge at home) with this adapter.
Save your new adapter for "mobile" use... take it with you when you travel.
I have my old, original magsafe adapter that came with my Jan 2006 macbook pro plugged in at my desk at home. It's lasted so long simply because it stays in that one location and never moves. So leave your old charger at home with the magsafe adapter since the old one is more likely to fail if you continue to use/abuse it (simply because it's older). …
- Answered by Steven E from Jericho
- 10 16, 12